Trying to lose weight but gaining - fat or muscle?
I decided to start a whole new fitness programme and diet to try and lose some excess fat before going on holiday in September.
Ive been doing my programme the last 4 weeks consisting of: -
Mon/Wed/Fri - 3 mile run
Tue/Thu/Sat - Gym - 8 different weights 10x3, ab work
My diet is: -
7.00 - 2 eggs, 1 slice wholemeal teast, bertoli spread, 100ml grapefruit juice or smoothie
10.00 - Choc whey shake (1 scoop) with low fat yogurt, 1 banana, 2 tbsp flaxseed, skimmed milk and 1 oatcake
12.30 - Wrap with 100g chicken, half a pepper, salad, relish or light mayo
15.00 - Same as 10.00
17.30 - 1 scoop whey with oatcake or 100g chicken breast
18.00 - Train
19.30 - 1 scoop whey
20.00 - Weights Days - Meal consisting of rice or potato with chicken or steak and veg
Running Days - Chicken salad or same as above with lower carb portion
22.30 - 100g Cottage Cheese
These last 4 weeks are the healthiest i've ever eaten and most training i've ever done (haven't missed a session).
After weighing myself i've had these results
Week 1 - Unknown
Week 2 - 75.8 kg
Week 3 - 76 kg
Week 4 - 76.4 kg
I'm 5'11 and 26 years old. My old weekly diet was similar but involved about 10 more pints, 2 bottles of wine and mainly junk food at weekends. Only exercise was doing weights about twice a week.
Despite this I seem to be getting heavier when I was hoping to lose bodyfat, is this likely to be gaining muscle or fat?